What type of bees make holes in the ground?
I think it is a type of Hornet. How do you get rid of them?
- sonomanonaLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
As many people have already said, they are yellow jacket wasps. They can be quite aggressive and unlike a bee which can only sting once, an individual yellow jacket can sting you multiple times. Many people, myself included, have life-threatening allergic reactions to their stings. Even if you are not allergic, be very very cautious in dealing with them. I think the best solution is to use wasp traps. These are available at places like Home Depot as well as feed stores. There are reusable ones, but I usually use the disposables. Basically the traps are either plastic jars or plastic bags with small holes at the top. There is an attractant in the trap, you add water, and hang the trap. The yellow jackets fly into the holes and can't get out so they drown. This has really been effective for me in reducing the population of yellow jackets. You can also use the flying insect sprays, but this does cause you to be in close proximity to the nasty little things, and since you won't get all of them, some will very likely get you. If you do choose to go the poison spray route, wait until after dusk, when they will have returned to their nests in the ground. Just be aware that they often have more than one exit and can come out of the nest from another direction, and they will not be in a good mood when they do. I really think the traps are the best way to go. Good luck, whatever you decide to do!
- oohhbotherLv 71 decade ago
Ground hornets - they are vicious. Call an exterminator. The underground nest has to be treated in the very early morning so that the hornets will all be inside. If a few survive they will find another hole and start over. We had to have 3 hives of them removed last summer, one after the other. My son mows the grass and he got stung every time we found a new nest.
- 1 decade ago
Yellow jackets and sacata killers make holes in the ground. If they are yellow jackets STAY AWAY. Yellow jackets are highly defense and their sting hurt worse than wasps or bees. Call a pest company to treat that.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
It is yellow jackets and wait until night when they all have returned to the nest. You can get bee killing spray at any store to spray into the hole. Be quick to run, as they will try to escape. Also, as the other guy said, you can pour gasoline in the hole and light it, but RUN!
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- couchP56Lv 61 decade ago
We have the same problem in our yard. We've tried boards over the holes, rocks over the holes etc. The stupid yellow jackets just make new holes. Thought about putting some cherry bombs down in the holes to see if that would work.
- CosmoLv 61 decade ago
As stated, they are yellow jackets. Wait till just before dark. Start your lawn mower and roll it over the hole. Set back and hear them hit the blade as they come flying out of the hole checking out the noise and vibration! This will get most of them. Then shut off the mower and pour gasoline in the hole. No need to light it.
- flip103158Lv 41 decade ago
yellow jackets, and they will eat you up. The best way to kill them is as it gets dark in the evening, pour a little gas in the hole and fire them up....
- hill bill yLv 61 decade ago
yellow jackets get a spray bug spray and find the hole and spray it down there
- 1 decade ago
If it's yellowjackets......not only do they sting, but they bite too!!! If it is larger then it's probably a cicada killer. Cicada killer won't usually bother you unless you are a cicada.